Approaches to the Anglo and American Female Epic, 1621-1982
Ashgate, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 228 pages
This provocative collection of essays challenges the stereotype that epic is the exclusive domain of male writers. Through a rethinking of generic boundaries and an adjustment of the critical focus, the contributors show that women writers from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries adapted the masculine epic tradition to suit their own aesthetic needs and to lend a heroic voice to their literary, social, and historical concerns.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Lady Mary Wroths Urania and Literary Traditions
Female Heroic Action in Frances Burneys Camilla
Virginia Woolf and the Modern Epic
9 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Aeneid African American Altrocchi American epic Amphilanthus Anniad Annie Allen Annie's Apuleius artist Aurora Leigh Barrett Browning Barrett Browning's beauty Black Lamb Brooks Brooks's Burney Burney's Burrell Burrell's Calypso Camilla Cantos Clarissa context critics cultural Cupid Dalloway death depiction discussion Doubiago Elizabeth Barrett Browning epic poem epic poetry epic tradition essay Faerie Queene father female epic feminine feminist Fenelon's fiction figure gaze gender genre Grey Falcon Gwendolyn Brooks Hard Country Helen in Egypt hero heroic heroism husband King Lamb and Grey literary lover male marriage masculine Milton Mormon mother muse myth mythic narrative novel Odyssey Pamphilia patriarchal poet poetic political postwar prose Psyche Psyche's quest Rachel Ramsay reader Rebecca West role Romanticism Romney Serbian Seward sexual Spenser story suggest Tamsen Telemachus Tighe Tighe's Urania verse vision voice West West's woman women writers women's epic Woolf writing Wroth young